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Rain kills 2, damages kharif crop
The Ghaggar in spate in Panchkula.

Rain kills 2, damages kharif crop

Govt seeks report in 4 days | 3,500 plaints of crop damage received25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

CHANDIGARH: Widespread rainfall across the state has resulted in damage to life and property as two persons died in Ambala while farmers’ hopes of having a bumper Kharif crop were dashed.

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 24

Widespread rainfall across the state has resulted in damage to life and property as two persons died in Ambala while farmers’ hopes of having a bumper Kharif crop were dashed.

Meanwhile, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Capt Abhimanyu has sought a report on the damage to life and property from the DCs concerned within four days. “The special girdawari for crop loss would also be part of this report,” Capt Abhimanyu said.

In Ambala, one man was killed while one sustained injuries after the roof of a room collapsed in Jandli area on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Dharampal (45), while the injured has been identified as Prahlad (42). Manish (17), who was also inside the room, escaped unhurt.

Meanwhile, one woman was killed and seven people sustained injuries after a tree fell on a car near Garnala Village. Sources said the victims were on their way from Kot village in Panchkula to Jaggi Colony in Ambala to attend a bhog. As they reached the Ambala-Naraingarh road near Garnala Village, a tree fell down on their car and the driver lost his control over the vehicle, which went off road. The deceased has been identified as Kailasho Devi.

In Hisar, the continuous rain dashed the hopes of farmers to garner a good Kharif crop.

The farmers said the rain had done extensive damage to cotton, paddy, moong, gwar and bajra crop.

Om Prakash, a farmer of Kheri Barkhi village, said he had lost around two acres of cotton crop due to rain. “I expected a good crop this year. The rain, just at the nick of time when the plucking season is about to start, has completely damaged the crop”, he said.

The Agriculture Department has, however, stated that cotton crop had suffered around 40 per cent loss while paddy crop had suffered around 15-20 per cent loss. Bajra, moong and gwar crops were the worst affected with more than 50 per cent loss due to rain.

Vinod Phogat, Deputy Director (Agriculture), Hisar, said reports were still being compiled from the field. “We have received 3,500 complaints of damage to crops under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna”, he said.

A report from Karnal said heavy rain had put paddy farmers in distress as the standing crop had been flattened across the district. As per the authorities, the early or short-duration varieties suffered the most. The farmers have demanded compensation for the losses. Meanwhile, as many as 300 farmers have approached the Agriculture Department to assess the loss due to rain and demanded compensation under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

The reports of flattened crop have been received from almost every part of the district, said Aditya Dabas, Deputy Director (Agriculture), Karnal. He said early and short-duration varieties, like PUSA-1509 and PR varieties, were the most affected. As of now, the loss has been estimated to be around 15 to 20 per cent and if the situation remained the same in the coming days, it could increase further.

Rishpal Malli, a farmer of Bodsham village, demanded compensation and said his entire paddy crop had been flattened.

In Kurukshetra, the agriculture authorities feared losses of up to 10 per cent.

Karamchand, Deputy Director (Agriculture), Kurukshetra, said the DC had held a meeting on Monday in which the officials were directed to expedite loss assessment exercise.

A field study to assess the damage would be completed in four- five days. Preliminary feedback from various blocks in the district had indicated that about 25 per cent area under paddy cultivation was inundated, he added.

Minister orders probe into chit fund firms in region

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

HISAR: Haryana Minister of State for Public Health and Engineering Banwari Lal has directed that the occupation of government land for illegal activities like setting up ‘roti bank’ should be cleared immediately.

Future maker sold tea bag for Rs 1,800!

Future maker sold tea bag for Rs 1,800!

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

HISAR: A tea bag for Rs 1,800. One packet of flax seeds for Rs 900. This was another trick of Future Maker Life Care Private Limited (FMLC) to dupe its clients. The tea product and seeds have the price tag of Rs 50 and Rs 56 in the market.

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Rs 22 cr released to renovate school buildings in Jhajjar

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

JHAJJAR: The state government has finally released a sum of Rs 22 crore for renovation of buildings of 57 government schools in the district. Most of the buildings are in a bad shape and the school heads had been demanding their repair since a long time.

7 officials chargesheeted for giving ‘misleading’ info

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than a year and a half after The Tribune exposed a scam in desilting of the Ghaggar in Sirsa, the Irrigation Department has stated in response to an RTI plea that three subdivisional engineers and four junior engineers have been charge-sheeted for providing “misleading information”.

2 months later, same story, no lesson learnt

2 months later, same story, no lesson learnt

25 Sep 2018 | 1:04 AM

REWARI: Despite the death of a farmer barely two months ago as he accidentally touched a hospital transformer while scaling the hospital’s outer wall, the Rewari Civil Hospital authorities have not learnt any lesson.

Stubble burning on in Karnal

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

KARNAL: Despite the NGT ban on stubble burning, the practice continues unabated in the district. As many as 71 cases of fire have been reported and 18 FIRs have been registered against farmers so far. Besides, the authorities have imposed a fine of Rs 1.92 lakh on the violators.

Now, builders can pay their development charges in parts

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a relief to colonisers, the government has allowed builders to deposit the external development charges (EDC) and infrastructural development charges (IDC) through instalments.

Chhatrapati murder case

Former probe official supports CBI against Ram Rahim

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

PANCHKULA: Former Investigating Officer (IO) of the CBI M Narayanan deposed before the CBI Special Court, Haryana, on Monday in the Ram Chander Chhatrapati murder case and supported the agency’s version.

State furnishes list of protectees before court

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

CHANDIGARH: Just about 10 days after the Punjab and Haryana High Court described security cover as a symbol of VIP culture while asking the state to furnish the list of protectees, the details were placed before the Bench in a sealed cover on Monday.

Caste ‘prejudice’: SP told to probe plaint against 6 cops

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

HISAR: Additional Sessions Judge DR Chalia has referred the complaint that two DSPs and four other policemen are prejudiced on caste lines to the Superintendent of Police at Hansi town of the district for inquiry.

Cleanliness drive in ‘smart city’ Faridabad goes down the drain

Cleanliness drive in ‘smart city’ Faridabad goes down the drain

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

FARIDABAD: The dumping of garbage in the open before its final removal is on in majority of residential areas of the smart city, despite the ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign being launched recently.

Employed claiming unemployment allowance, probe panel formed

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

ROHTAK: Some employed persons have been found claiming the unemployment allowance provided by the government under the ‘Saksham Yuva’ scheme, following which a committee has been constituted to look into the matter.

Two cases of rape registered in Jhajjar

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

JHAJJAR: Two cases of rape and two of molestation have been registered in the district during the past 48 hours. The police have arrested one of the accused.

Newlywed woman abducted, traced

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

HISAR: Irked at their daughter’s decision to marry a man of another caste, family members of a woman abducted her from her husband’s house in Dhangar village of Fatehabad district on Saturday.

Rally venue under water

Rally venue under water

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

SONEPAT: The area earmarked for the INLD-BSP rally near Gohana has been submerged following three days of incessant rain.

Telangana youth held for posing as judge

Telangana youth held for posing as judge

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

GURUGRAM: The Gurugram police have nabbed a 29-year-old youth hailing from Telangana on the charge of duping many persons by posing as a judge. He had been residing here for the past six months.

Video of woman’s woes goes viral, panel orders probe

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Human Rights Commission on Monday took cognisance of the video that went viral on WhatsApp in which a married woman is narrating her persecution by her husband and in-laws.

Rewari gangrape

Samples of accused taken for DNA test

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

MAHENDRAGARH: The special investigation team (SIT) on Monday brought the key accused in the Rewari gangrape case, armyman Pankaj and Manish, to the Civil Hospital in Mahendragarh for their medical examination.

Panipat man booked for murdering wife

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

PANIPAT: A 47-year-old woman was found dead in her house in city’s Krishana Nagar under suspicious circumstances late on Sunday night. The police have booked her husband for her murder.

Yamuna flow at 2.16 lakh cusecs, high alert sounded

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: The district administration has sounded a high alert as the water level in Yamuna river touched the 2.16 lakh cusecs mark at Hathnikund barrage here at 8 pm on Monday.

Two brothers shot

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

SONEPAT: Two brothers — Ashish (24) and his younger brother Himanshu — of Halalpur village in the district were shot by unidentified men late Sunday evening.

HC notice on MLA’s plea for ‘Y’ security

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday issued a notice of motion to the state and other respondents on a plea filed by Congress MLA from Palwal Karan Singh Dalal seeking ‘Y’ category of police protection.

Jat leader granted interim bail by HC

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday granted interim anticipatory bail to All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) general secretary Ashok Kumar Balhara in a case related to the reservation stir in the state in February 2016.

Gupta on panel to clean Ghaggar

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

KURUKSHETRA: A city-based taxation advocate, Roshan Lal Gupta, has been nominated to the district-level special task force (STF) to check pollution in Ghaggar river and the drains joining it.

1 killed after makeshift shed collapses

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

KARNAL: A 70-year-old man was killed, his wife sustained injuries while his son had a narrow escape after a makeshift shed collapsed following heavy rain at Peer Colony, near the railway station, at Nilokheri, on Monday.

Move to transfer water, sewerage works opposed

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

KARNAL: Employees under the banner of the Haryana Government PWD Mechanical Workers’ Union on Monday took out a march against the government’s proposal to transfer water and sewerage works from the Public Health Department to the MC.

Car looted at gun point recovered, one held

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

KAITHAL: The police have solved the case of a car’s loot at gun point five days ago near Harigarh Kingan village in Guhla area. The car has been recovered and an accused, Himanshu of Gulab Nagar in Rajpura, Punjab, has been arrested.

Man commits suicide

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMBALA: A man (29) allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence at Kajiwara here on Sunday evening.

2 pc raise in dearness allowance announced by state govt

25 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has announced 2 per cent increase in the dearness allowance (DA) for its employees on the revised pay scale (7th Pay Commission), effective retrospectively from July 1, 2018.

Fake judge held for duping people in Gurugram

24 Sep 2018 | 6:34 PM

GURUGRAM: A B.Tech graduate from Hyderabad, posing himself as a Civil Judge posted in Gurugram, was arrested after he duped over three dozen people in the name of helping them to get cheap flats and jobs, police said on Monday.

Fake judge held for duping people in Gurugram

24 Sep 2018 | 8:49 PM

GURUGRAM: A B.Tech graduate from Hyderabad, posing himself as a Civil Judge posted in Gurugram, was arrested after he duped over three dozen people in the name of helping them to get cheap flats and jobs, police said on Monday.

Rewari gangrape key accused sent to four-day police custody

Rewari gangrape key accused sent to four-day police custody

24 Sep 2018 | 1:11 PM

CHANDIGARH: A court in Haryana has sent two of the main accused in the gang rape case of a 19-year-old college student to four days police custody, police said on Monday.

2 Rewari gangrape key accused held

2 Rewari gangrape key accused held

24 Sep 2018 | 11:34 AM

REWARI:Ten days after a 19-year-old college girl from Rewari district was allegedly gangraped, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police on Sunday arrested two key accused, including an Army man.

HARYANA DIARY

F’bad to have intra-city bus network

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

Faridabad: Come February, the city will have an intra-city bus service on the PPP mode.

KU teachers object to MLA’s ‘meddling’ in varsity affairs

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

KURUKSHETRA:Local BJP MLA Subhash Sudha met Kurukshetra University Vice-Chancellor KC Sharma on Friday evening to press the university administration to accept various demands of its non-teaching staff.

Principal, teachers booked for striking off name of SC student

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

HISAR: The police registered a case under the SC/ST Act against a school principal and two other teachers for allegedly striking off the name of a student from the school rolls in Dhadhur village of the district on Sunday.

Spl girdawari demanded for crop damage

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

HISAR: The CPM and farmers’ organisations have demanded special girdawari to assess the loss suffered by farmers due to the ongoing rain and the sudden wilt which led to the withering of the cotton crop last month in Hisar and Bhiwani districts.

1.33-lakh families to benefit in F’bad

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

FARIDABAD: “As many as 1,33,831 families of the district will be able to avail the benefit of the Ayushman Bharat health protection scheme launched on Sunday,” said Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar, who formally launched the scheme.

7 IAS officers transferred

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government on Sunday transferred seven IAS officers with immediate effect.

238 families of Valmiki Basti to be rehabilitated

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

KARNAL: In compliance with the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to rehabilitate 259 families of Valmiki Basti in Sector-12 (II), the state government has started the process to rehabilitate them to Sector-16 and around 50-50 sq mt plots are being provided to beneficiaries.

Ex-minister’s name in health scheme raises eyebrows

Ex-minister’s name in health scheme raises eyebrows

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

FARIDABAD: The inclusion of the name of a former Haryana minister in the list of the beneficiaries of the much-publicised Ayushman Bharat scheme raised many eyebrows here on Sunday.

CM hints at adding more beneficiaries to Modicare

CM hints at adding more beneficiaries to Modicare

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

KARNAL: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday hinted at expanding the list of beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana that aims to provide health insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually.

To pay dues, university seeks govt help

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

KURUKSHETRA: Kurukshetra University doesn’t have surplus funds to pay arrears of about Rs25 crore to the regular faculty.

BJP has deceived people, claims Kiran at Y’nagar rally

BJP has deceived people, claims Kiran at Y’nagar rally

24 Sep 2018 | 12:12 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: Leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) Kiran Choudhry has said that the “anti-public” BJP regime would not be tolerated any longer as it has “deceived the public by not fulfilling even a single promise made before coming to power in the state”.

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